Skype Estonia was voted best employer in an annual survey by the job portal CV Keskus.
State-owned energy giant Eesti Energia, which held the top spot for two years, was pushed to second place, uudised.err.ee reported today.
Skype was praised for its salaries, valuing employees, good working environment, and colleagues, as well as innovation and even opportunities for exercise.
According Henry Auväärt, the marketing director of CV Keskus, Estonians place the highest value on the salary (37 percent), possibilities for professional development (29 percent), good colleagues (11 percent) and suitable working conditions (10 percent).
When choosing a job, men value the salary above all, while women are more interested in professional development and suitable working conditions. Young job-seekers value professional development and great colleagues.
A total of 4,083 people from various fields took part in the survey.
The top 20 (the position of the previous year is listed in brackets) is as follows:
1. (2.) Skype Technologies
2. (1.) Eesti Energia
3. (3.) Elion
4. (4.) Swedbank
5. (5.) EMT
6. (13.) ABB
7. (8.) Playtech Estonia
8. (11.) LHV Pank
9. (18.) Microsoft Estonia
10. (9.) Nortal
11. (14.) Kalev
12. (7.) SEB Pank
13. (10.) Kaubamaja
14. (-) Estravel
15. (16.) Eesti Rahvusringhääling (Estonian Public Broadcasting)
16. (12) Bank of Estonia
17. (17.) Nordea Bank Finland Plc Estonian Branch
18. (15.) State Forest Management Center
19. (-) A. Le Coq
20. (-) Transferwise Ltd Estonian Branch